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    5x5 chest routine

    im confused about 5x5 routines and was wondering how i would do that for my chest?
    what im confused bout:
    can you do a 5x5 for bench and then to incline or do you do just one exercise to target that muscle?
    rest time in between sets & exercises
    how many exercises a day
    i appreciate the help
    o and i cant find madcows 5x5 anywhere? im sure it would help alot can someone post a link?
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    When working a specific muscle group you most definitely want to do multiple exercises to work that muscle. I would recommend 5x5 on flat bench and then on incline/decline/db flys you want to get somewhere in the 8-12 rep range with 3 sets. As for how many exercises per session you want to do 3-4 for each muscle is enough without over working the muscle.

    As for rest time between sets I would shoot for atleast 1 minute but no more than 2 minutes.
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    5 exercises getting compound muscle groups and 5 sets of 5 reps!

    Yes plp at the gym might look at you and say thats it but you go on ahead and do it!

    Every week add about 5 pounds on each side!

    And rest about 90 seconds for each set!
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    Originally Posted by Tigrillo23 View Post
    5 exercises getting compound muscle groups and 5 sets of 5 reps!

    Yes plp at the gym might look at you and say thats it but you go on ahead and do it!

    Every week add about 5 pounds on each side!

    And rest about 90 seconds for each set!
    Ignore this... rest 3-6 minutes per set. Anyone who knows the basics of strength training knows adaquate rest is one of the most crucial factors in improving strength gains. 90 seconds would be appropriate for a hypertrophy programme however. as for a link the second post provided a good one.
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